Cochin (Kochi) known the world over as the Queen of the Arabian Sea is the commercial capital of Kerala. Cochin is a metropolis with a modern population and western outlook to life. Though a modern metropolis Cochin is a tourist's delight. This a place where there are locales frozen in time whether it is the colonial era, well preserved remains of a princely state, natural beauty of beaches, backwaters, rivers, lagoons and vibrant rural life infact every thing one may look for is here and can be easily accessed any day. Cochin is just about the center of Kerala. is basically a collection of islands and narrow peninsulas. Ernakulam is the commercial centre and forms the main land. The two main railway stations and the bus stands are located here. Fort Cochin and Mattenchery for an elongated island west of Ernakulam. Willington island which houses the Naval base lies between Ernakulam and Fort Cochin.
Cochin has one of the World's most beautiful ports. A conducted cruise through the winding waterways will take you to several quaint spots including Jew Town, where the Jews arrived as early as 52 AD from Yemen and Babylon. Half the fun of visiting Cochin is getting out on the local ferries.
It has to offer palaces, forts, beaches, backwaters , old churches, snake boat races, Kathakali, Museums and the convinence of the big city.